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Democrats retain MS Legislative seat with Hickman win in State Senate District 32

By: Frank Corder - November 24, 2021

The State Senator-elect was endorsed by various Mississippi Democratic Party officials in the non-partisan special election.

Rod Hickman won the special runoff election in State Senate District 32 on Tuesday, drawing 60% of the vote over opponent Dr. Minh Duong. Hickman, an attorney and college professor, was the top vote getter in the initial special election on November 2nd.

Hickman replaces Democrat Sampson Jackson who resigned earlier this year. Jackson, along with other Democrats serving in the state legislature and Mississippi Democratic Party leaders, endorsed Hickman’s candidacy during the runoff period. Some of those included Sen. David Blount, Sen. Derrick Simmons, Judge Constance Slaughter-Harvey, and Chairman Tyree Irving. Those endorsements helped to solidify Hickman’s win in the traditionally Democrat district.

During the campaign, Hickman advocated for additional education funding, Medicaid expansion and rural broadband expansion, among other issues. His slogan centered on “Reimagine District 32 and Mississippi.”

A total of nine candidates were in the initial special election. Three of those endorsed Dr. Duong.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father.